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To squeeze or not to squeeze?

(15 Posts)
NigellaTheOriginal Fri 22-Aug-08 09:51:44

have a midge bit that seems to be turning into a big boil. has a little white head and a big ring of hard stuff all around it.
do i squeeze it now or wait til it pops.?

SlartyBartFast Fri 22-Aug-08 10:03:00

no, i had one, couldnt find antiseptic cream so sprayed perfume on it grin
voila, head disappeared.

(actually i did try to squeeze but couldnt) blush

maidamess Fri 22-Aug-08 10:15:49

Ooh Nigella, squeeze it and tell us EXACTLY what it looked like.

I love a good squeeze , me.

I'll come round and squeeze it for you, if you like.

NigellaTheOriginal Fri 22-Aug-08 10:19:31

well have had to give it a gentle squeeze but it is too bloody painful to do properly.when squeezed it looks like there is an awful lot more puss in there under the head. and it is awkward as is under my bingo wing and difficult to get a good purchase on. will get DH to have a go. he likes pus and boils and hings.

SlartyBartFast Fri 22-Aug-08 10:20:09


SlartyBartFast Fri 22-Aug-08 10:20:31

put a boiling flannel on it

CvQ Fri 22-Aug-08 10:20:58

hot flannel first and kabooooooom grin

Flamesparrow Fri 22-Aug-08 10:21:16

squeeze and film for youtube grin

SlartyBartFast Fri 22-Aug-08 10:22:19

ok, then post a link on here grin

on second thoughts

pgwithnumber3 Fri 22-Aug-08 10:27:10

Ohhh, I lurve to squeeze spots, I investigate DH's back every night. I am like a chimp mating, you know when you go the Zoo and see them checking each other's fur out for ticks.

Leave alone though, if it looks like a boil it will only be made worse by touching it. Cover it with a bit of toothpaste if you are in the house to stop you messing with it. Or Sudocrem.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 22-Aug-08 10:27:35

Squeeze it!

I love things like that, I could do it as a profession blush

Ledodgy Fri 22-Aug-08 10:38:02

I'd boil a needle so it's clean then gently ease it in to make an escape route for the pus then i'd squeese. I love things like this.

Weegiemum Fri 22-Aug-08 11:53:29

Yes, another inveterate picker here.

recently got a boil thingy on my bum. the worst bit was that, when it popped, I couldn't blardy see it.

Still felt satisfying, though.

I love to pick!

Weegiemum Fri 22-Aug-08 11:54:13

dh is a doctor - he says the mantra is

"if there's pus about, let it out"


NigellaTheOriginal Fri 22-Aug-08 12:44:26

still not ripe enough to pop. will let you know when it is grin

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